Thursday, January 29, 2009

Margaret E. Falkenstein, 78, of aurora, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield.

She was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Pineville, the daughter of Perry and Gladys Smith Pierce. She was a 1948 graduate of Purdy High School and was retired from MWM Color Press in Aurora. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Aurora.

She married Edgar Falkenstein on July 5, 1957, in Freistatt, and he survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Ed Falkenstein, of The Woodlands, Texas.

Funeral services were held Jan. 22 at Grace Lutheran Church in Aurora with Rev. Ben Schumacker officiating. Burial was at McCormick-St. John's Cemetery in Monett under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora.